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Survey to track Pacific migrants

  • PAT GEE / 2015

    Joakim Peter, who heads the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Community Action network, signed up Yumina Defang, a Chuukese immigrant, for Obamacare through the Hawaii Health Connector at one its several outreach events at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church.

The U.S. Department of the Interior by December 2018 plans to count the number of people who travel under the Compacts of Free Association in Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa to determine how much federal money Hawaii and the U.S. territories will receive to offset “the economic and social impacts of these migrants.” Read more

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